Lori Zimmer

 

Lori Zimmer is a New York based writer, with a passion for sustainable design, eco-tourism and art. She has written for Ecouterre, Inhabitots, ArtSlant, Patrick McMullan Mag, Flavorpill, WhiteHot and ArtFetch. She received her MA in art, media and business at FIT. In her free time, she writes an art and art history guide called Art Nerd New York and curates shows often focused on artists who use found or recycled materials.

Lori Zimmer
Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

Domino Sugar Refinery to Be Transformed into Affordable Housing Complex by SHoP Architects

DUMBO’s Two Trees Management Company has a new vision for the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery on Williamsburg’s waterfront. The company bought the property in 2012 with plans to…

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Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Brooklyn Couple Moves into Stacked Shipping Container Home in Williamsburg

Over the last ten years, rising property values in Williamsburg, Brooklyn have made home ownership difficult or impossible for many. But one couple, David Boyle and wife Michele…

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Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Pier 42 Pop-Up Waterfront Area to Open This May

Last fall, New York state announced it would fund the transformation of the Lower East Side’s Pier 42 into a glorious new waterfront park. Although residents are excited about the…

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Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Shinique Smith's Curious Hanging Sculptures are Upcycled from Her Own Wardrobe

Smith’s work is inspired by our consumer throw-away culture, and assigns a vocabulary to the items and materials that we purchase, use and then discard. Acting as sort of an organized…

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MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

MicroGreens: Bernheimer and LevenBetts' Tiny Apartment Concept Boasts a Vertical Greenhouse

The goal of MicroGreens is to create opportunities for urban farming for a better quality of life. The complex is made up of 56 micro-units, each with an outdoor terrace garden that can…

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Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

Jeremiah Johnson's Dollhouses Made from Credit Card Applications Pop Up in Chelsea

We've been following the work of artist Jeremiah Johnson for a while, but now New Yorkers will get to experience his miniature houses made from recycled credit card application papers…

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Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Study Shows Daylight Harvesting Could Save NYC Office Buildings $70 Million a Year

Green Light New York wants to lower your office’s electricity bill in a big way. Their new study estimates that retrofitting office buildings with daylight harvesting systems that amp…

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Building Ivy-Clad Treehouse Using Trees Felled by Hurricane Sandy

Most of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s historic oak trees survived Hurricane Sandy last year, but a few were not so lucky. Ten of the fifty foot specimens are being chopped due to…

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Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

Tiny Upper West Side Apartment Transformed into a Sexy New Space With Smart Storage

West began his task by developing storage space throughout the room. The ceiling was given a sweeping new look, with the addition of a curved form that extends over the dining room.…

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Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

Help This Glittering Recycled Bottle Pavilion Materialize at the Figment Festival This Summer

The only stipulations FIGMENT had for entries into its competition, aside from transportation issues, was that they must be made of recycled or recyclable materials. Brooklyn-based…

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We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

We Are Made in NY: New Campaign Aims to Help Tech Startups Flourish in NYC

Yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the new “We Are Made in NY” campaign to help local tech startups thrive in the city. The plan will bring resources to the fingertips of…

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Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

Grant Davis Thompson Creates Cool New York Interiors Using Reclaimed Materials

GDT’s East Village kitchen project combines the use of sustainable and salvaged materials with efficient design. Storage is maximized by creating spaces to both display and store -…

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PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

PHOTOS: Single Fare 3 Brings Even More Cool MetroCard Artwork to Tribeca

The MetroCards take over the 3,500 square feet of exhibition space at RH Gallery, making for an incredibly large collection of upcycled mini paintings.. The tiny pieces of plastic take…

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Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

Teeny Tiny LES Apartment Has No Bathroom Door But Lots of Colorful Graffiti

The walls of the small 350 square foot apartment have become David’s own personal art gallery. Framed photos, paintings, and vintage advertisements join the resident’s own collages,…

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Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Miniature Pop-Up Libraries Appear Around Hurricane Sandy-Hit Neighborhoods

Urban Librarians Unite has been coming to the rescue of book-loving residents in many of NYC's Hurricane Sandy-hit neighborhoods. The literary Samaritans have begun installing…

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Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Own a Piece of the Wildly Popular Discovering Columbus Exhibit Through the Public Art Fund's Sale!

Discovering Columbus opened on September 20th, and ran two weeks past its original eight week run due to wild popularity. Selling furniture rather than works of art may be out of the…

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10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

10-Foot-Tall Washington Heights Snowman Refuses to Melt!

Image ©TheClookie The snow from last weekend’s winter storm Nemo has mostly melted, but one resilient snowman in Washington Heights simply refuses to melt! The ten-foot-tall…

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Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Proposed 80 South Street Seaport Tower Has Edible Roof Farms and Vertical Gardens

Although Santiago Calatrava’s design for 80 South Street has been laid to rest, the lot may soon see an arguably even more exciting tower covered in edible farms. Local architect…

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Fantastic Snow Sculptures Pop Up on the High Line After Winter Storm Nemo

Fantastic Snow Sculptures Pop Up on the High Line After Winter Storm Nemo

Winter storm Nemo provided snow sculptors with PLENTY of material for the High Line's annual Sculpt-Off.  Living in a big city like New York, many of us don’t have the yard space (or…

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Explores the Outsider Art Fair's Fascinating Eco-Creations

This year, the Outsider Art Fair took residence in the former Dia Foundation Building on 22nd Street, which has remained vacant since Dia moved their offices several years ago.…

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Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

Officials Worried About One World Trade Center Site's Vulnerability to Future Storm Surge Floods

The World Trade Center site, and all of Lower Manhattan for that matter, is poised on ground that has an extreme disadvantage in regards to flooding since it is man-made land built on a…

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"Bloody" MetroCards Raise Awareness About How to Prevent Subway Deaths in NYC

New York's Transit Workers Union is dead tired of all of the subway accidents that have been occurring in the city, and yesterday they unleashed a campaign about a practice that could…

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Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets Owners Want to Build a Vegas-Style Casino Next to Citi Field at Willets Point

Mets owners Fred Wilpon and Saul Katz are all for the redevelopment of the industrial Willets Point neighborhood next to Citi Field - as long as it includes a Las Vegas-style casino.…

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Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

Colorful Rhinebeck Jewish Center Will Be Upcycled from Old Barn Wood

The colorful community building was designed by Shor, who graduated from the Architectural Design program at The New School for Design under the guidance of Professor Peter Wheelwright.…

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Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Announces New Hurricane Sandy Recovery Initiatives for NYC

This morning, Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined NYC’s new Hurricane Sandy Recovery plan, which shows how the allotted $1.77 billion in federal grants will be used. The funds will aid…

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